Interesting religious Services.
--Yesterday was a remarkable day in the history of the Presbyterian churches
in this city, and was the occasion of religious services fraught with peculiar interest and solemnity at the First Presbyterian church (Dr. Moore
's) That the occasion may be understood, we may state what has already been made public, the fact that the former divisions of the church, under the name of Old and New School, no longer exist, the two having been united; and that yesterday, for the first time in twenty-seven years, the communicants of all five of the churches in this city met around the same table at the Sacrament of the Lord
The scene was one of deep interest.
The church was full to overflowing, notwithstanding its capacity had been greatly enlarged by removing the partitions between the church proper and the lecture-room.
On the platform were a number of ministers, a few of whom had been ministers at the time of the separation, and others who had put on their armor since; and before them sat an immense congregation, with only here and there a member who had been an actor in the scenes which occurred almost a lifetime ago. Addresses full of deep feeling were delivered by Rev. Drs
At the close of the services it was announced that meetings would be held in Dr. Moore
's church to-night (Monday); Dr. Reid
's to-morrow night; and on Wednesday next at Dr. Moore
's in the morning, Dr. Reid
's at night, and also at Dr. Hoge
's in the morning.